Astell & Kern - AK120 II

Astell & Kern – AK120 II

$ 1,699.00

The AK120 2nd Generation allows you to experience the highest sound quality by directly inheriting the sound design structure implemented in the AK240.

Product Description


The AK120 II is a high resolution portable audio player from Astell and Kern.  Enhancing nearly every internal and external element of their previous players the AK120 II is capable of remarkable sonic performance.  Full support of 24 Bit / 192 kHz high resolution audio files and native DSD audio support.   This flagship player has Astell and Kern reaching closer than ever to their goal of delivering the music as the artist intended it to be heard.

Equipped with two Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital to analog converter chips setup with an added exclusive XMOS chip that allows for Native DSD support.  This gives the AK120 II an expanded soundstage and gives it the ability to deliver even the finest musical detail.

Expandable memory allows you to take your entire music collection with you.  In addition to the on-board memory of 128GB, the AK120 II supports an additional micro SD card, up to 128GB, making the internal memory expandable to 256GB.  This is critical when you are dealing with high resolution audio files that can quickly fill your storage capacity.

An all new and even more intuitive and responsive full touch screen interface makes the AK120 II a breeze to use and makes finding your favorite tracks fast and easy.  Album art is also supported so it can display your favorite albums art while you listen.

Tech Specs

Display: 3.31 inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED Touch Screen
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample Rate: FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8 kHz – 192 kHz (8/16/24 bits per sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1 bit 2.8 MHz), Stereo/ DSD128 (1 bit 5.6 MHz),
Output Level: Stereo Unbalanced 2.1 Vrms/ Balanced 2.3 Vrms (Condition No Load)
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398 x 2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding: Supports up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Charging Interface: Micro USB Type-B
Interface: USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out

Power and Battery

Capacity 3,250 mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time Up to 14 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit, 44kHz, Volume 37, EQ Off, LCD Off))
Charge Time About 6.5 hours